The overall problem raised in this book is that the Western culture of modern rationality, power, and economics departs from a rather narrow, secular and ego-centric worldview. Therefore, it does not recognize the identity of traditional cultures and religions nor social, economic, or ecological justice in relation to the rest of the world.
Western religion has, over history, often played a legitimating role for political power, and the expansion of institutional structures and has therefore lost much of its prophetic identity to be signs of peace, justice, and unity. The ecumenical and integrative model of stewardship as an "economy of grace," with a deeper ecological philosophy, does, however, offer new visions for a multicultural and multireligious economy.
This book is intended for leaders, students, and scholars interested in interdisciplinary studies of politics, religion, economics, and ecology. This will also be of interest to students and researchers in peace studies or conflict management, as well as to leaders who are engaged in the building of peace and justice.
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About the Author
Eskil Jonsson has a PhD in Business Administration from Uppsala University, Sweden and has long working experiences as Financial Advisor in international ecumenical bodies engaged in spiritual, social and rural development. He has also done education and research in the field of leadership, theology, ethics and ecological economics and has served as Director of the Life and Peace Institute in Uppsala.
Table of Contents
1 The Belief in Modern Rationality and the Economy of Grace 11
2 The Loss of a Prophetic and Ecumenical Identity 28
3 Outrationalization of the Moral Impulse 38
4 The Critique against Globalization of Modern Economics 48
5 Institutionalization of Religion 59
6 The Sacralized Economy 68
7 Market Orientation of Religion 79
8 Towards an Ecosophic Economy 86
9 The Reason for Faith in Modern Societies 97
10 Peace and Justice in the Mysteries of Faith 104
11 Concluding Analysis 113